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Election Eve

We talk with top pollsters and party strategists about the fate they see in the Election Day map.

In this Oct. 18, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama, right, and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney exchange views during the second presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. (AP)

In this Oct. 18, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama, right, and Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney exchange views during the second presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. (AP)

And so it arrives.  Election Eve.  At On Point it’s our last time to talk politics before the vote.  On Election Day, tomorrow, we’ll steer clear while Americans make their final decisions and go to the polls.  It has been a long, long campaign.  On Election Eve, both sides say they’ve got victory coming.

They’re talking swing state counts and “organic enthusiasm.”  This could be messy.  But who knows?

This hour, On Point:  the final polls before we go to the polls.  Pollsters and top political strategists on reading the election map in front of us right now, on Election Eve.

-Tom Ashbrook

Guests

Jon Cohen, director of polling and polling editor at the Washington Post.

Mark Blumenthal, senior polling editor of the Huffington Post and the founding editor of Pollster.com.

Kim AlfanoRepublican strategist and president and CEO of Alfano Communications.

Anita Dunn, former White House Communications Director for President Barack Obama, from April to November 2009.  Senior advisor to President Obama’s presidential campaign. Managing Director, SJD Knickerbocker, a communications and political consulting firm.

From Tom’s Reading List

New York Times Check out the latest from New York Times pollster Nate Silver.

RealClear Politics Another look here with an average of polling results.

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